Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge #255

Hello there!  Hope this finds you all well and rested from your weekend!  We have a really fun challenge for you this week at Flourishes...."In With the New"!  That sweet Cheryl is the hostess this week and she has challenged us to create a card that celebrates something new.  You can read all about it here.

What a fun challenge and very timely, indeed, as I needed a wedding card!  I started by stamping one of the floral swags from the Spring Blossoms set on to Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with a few Copics.  Next, I die cut my card panels using Marianne CreaTables Square Frames set, Spellbinders Classic Squares Small set, and Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels Four set with more Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock.  I used some of the lightest pink paper from the Color Made Easy Poppy Collection.  Then I used  Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink and Ranger Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to sponge on a little color on my panels.  Next....I know you know...yep, I took out my trusty Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen and went to town.  I mean, if you can't use it on a wedding card, when can you use it....right?  I added a little ruffled ribbon trim to one of the layers and started assembling my card using a lot of foam dimensionals, saving my sentiment panel for last.  I stamped a sentiment from the retired set Happily Ever After in more Tuxedo Black ink.  A bit of pink satin ribbon threaded through one of the panels and some tiny accent pearls finish everything off.

Here you can see this sweet floral image a little better...just right for an almost Spring wedding.  Does it count if you are really looking forward to Spring...lol!    

Now that is one dainty wedding card with a whole lotta layers!  Well, that is all for my card today.  I hope you will go check out what the rest of my team mates have created for your inspiration today, leave them all a little blog love, and then create your own card celebrating something new!  And another little tid bit....you seriously need to check out the sale going on at Flourishes!  If you have a stamp set or two (or in my case dozens) on your "list" that you can't live without, now is the time to scarf them up before they are gone!  You can read all about this amazing sale here.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and I really thank you for stopping by for a visit!  Until next time, take care!  :)


Stamps:  Spring Blossoms and Happily Ever After
Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock and Color Made Easy Poppy Collection
Dies:  Marianne CreaTables Square Frames set, Spellbinders' 5x7 Decorative Labels Four and Classic Squares Small sets
And these Copic Colors:
RV 10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19, BV13, BV17, G40, G43, G46, E55, E57


  1. Katie,
    This is beautiful and lucky couple will love it, the gold is just that wonderful unexpected touch.

  2. So beautifully crafted Katie! The layers and elegance of the colours together is just gorgeous!

  3. HOW BEAUTIFUL KATIE!!!!!!!!!:) I have some wedding cards to make for this spring!!! ;) LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the COLORS, THE LAYERS, EVERYTHING about this GORGEOUS CARD!!! OH, & I CAN'T FORGET, the GOLD LEAF PEN!!!!!!! ONE of my FAVORITE things to use!!!!!!!:) SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  4. Well, the "Happy Couple" is also the lucky couple--they will get this card! Katie-girl, this might be my favorite of your cards (except for the one you sent me, of course ;D )! Your coloring on that image is AMAZING (as always!), but all those layers are what really got my attention. Is there some kind of secret to knowing how to layer all those different dies so well? I just love how you've matted them, and your trusty Krylon pen...well, it never lets you down, does it/ :) Oh, and before I forget...the ruffled ribbon is fab! Tutorial maybe??? ;)

  5. There are those beautiful gold edges again. I love the layering of the dies and pretty pink flowers. :)

  6. I hope you know I'm going to be stalking your blog like a crazy person for inspiration one I get those stamps from Beate. LOL. Your layering is exquisite Katie girl. I'll once again say I wish I had the ability to use those intricate dies like you do. Hugs!

  7. Oh, Katie, your work always gives me pause and makes me sigh! I LOVE this card and your beautiful coloring! And the Krylon golf leafing pen adds such richness! Oh, this is pinned!! Hugs, sweet friend, and thanks for continuing to share your designs and beauty with us!

  8. Katie, your gorgeous card has a quality of a beautifully crocheted square!

  9. Oh Katie... this is so layered and lush! Love that touch of gold - it's pretty much a Katie signature - I love that! Gorgeous card creation with this week's theme! Awesome!

  10. Beautiful layers and perfect wedding card indeed! You are the queen of that gold leafing pen - something I have never tried nor own. I am truly intrigued and now may just have to go out and buy one!! :)